Published On: Wed, Dec 6th, 2017

Things We Saw Today: Please Stand By Trailer Will Make Your Trekkie Heart Feel All the Feels

I really, really need to see this movie. Please Stand By tells the story of a young woman with autism (played by Dakota Fanning), who’s super-into Star Trek and “runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood.” This trailer totally appeals to me as a Star Trek fan, as a writer, and as someone with autism in her family. Also, female lead and mostly-female main cast. My seeing this movie is totally logical. It comes to theaters, On Demand, iTunes, and Amazon on January 26th.

  • Christiane Amanpour’s show will be replacing Charlie Rose’s show on PBS. Good. I mean, sexual harassment allegations against Rose aside, he’s also a terrible interviewer and journalist. This is long overdue. (via The Huffington Post)
  • In “of course they knew” news, here’s more about the inside story behind Matt Lauer and his ousting from NBC. Of course they knew. (via Vanity Fair)
  • So…Disney could be buying Fox; the latest piece in their plan for global media domination. (via ComicBook.com)
  • LGBTQIA-positive manga My Brother’s Husband is getting the live-action TV treatment. (via Kotaku)
  • Are you a teen writer who writes smart feminist pieces that would be worthy of Ms. Magazine? Well Ms. Magazine is looking for YOU! CLICK HERE for the deets! (via Ms. Magazine)
  • Need another podcast to listen to? Marvel is getting into the scripted podcast game with a Serial-like podcast called The Long Night, starring Richard Armitage as Wolverine. (via io9)

What have you seen out there today?

(image: Magnolia Pictures)

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